City of Austin administrative offices and other municipal facilities will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28, and Friday, Nov. 29, for the Thanksgiving holidays. Normal business hours will resume Monday, Dec. 2.
Closures include City Council offices and City Hall.
Trash, recycling and yard trimmings collection for Austin Resource Recovery customers will “slide” one day for residents who have a Thursday or Friday collection day.
Collections scheduled for Thursday will be collected on Friday, Nov. 29. Collections scheduled for Friday will be collected on Saturday, Nov. 30. For a downloadable holiday schedule click here. The regular collection schedule will resume Monday, Dec. 2. The Household Hazardous Waste Facility will be closed on Saturday, Nov. 30.
Austin Animal Center will close at 5 p.m. Wednesday and remain closed Thursday, but will resume usual hours on Friday. Austin Public Library facilities will close at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, and will be closed all day Thursday and Friday, Nov. 28 and 29.
All of the City’s recreation centers, cultural centers and senior centers, as well as the Dougherty Arts Center, will be closed Thursday and Friday. The facilities will resume normal hours of operation on Saturday.
All City golf courses will be open Thursday and Friday. However, patrons are encouraged to call ahead for hours of operation.
The Austin Nature and Science Center and the Splash! Exhibit will be closed Thursday and Friday and will resume normal hours of operation on Saturday.
The Zilker Botanical Garden will be closed Thanksgiving Day and will reopen Friday.
Barton Springs Pool will be open Thanksgiving Day to swim at your own risk, as lifeguards will not be present. Stacy Pool is closed Thanksgiving Day. All pools will resume normal hours of operation Friday.
Two programs of the City’s Small Business Development Program also will close both days. The Business Solutions Center at One Texas Center and the Entrepreneurial Center in the Brodie Oaks Shopping Center also will observe the Nov. 28-29 holidays.
In addition to facility closures, the 23rd Annual Turkey Trot takes place Thanksgiving Day, and will impact mobility downtown closing many streets throughout the morning until noon
Lamar Boulevard, IH-35 and MoPac Expressway will remain open for north/south vehicular traffic. Barton Springs Road and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard will remain open for east/west vehicular traffic.